Understanding self-determination in coaching

Posted on: 16 Feb 2022

Coaching is derived from a multitude of theoretical bodies, combined together in a relatively simple (but not necessarily easy) relational process. Self-determination theory is one such theory that has been recognised as part of the theoretical framework of coaching.



This article reflects upon recent research into the applicability of self-determination theory to health coaching. While the study itself focuses on health coaching, the findings are relevant to coaching in general. The research highlights several salient aspects of self-determination theory and their influence within the coaching experience. Some suggestions are offered for increasing opportunities for self-determination within your coaching practice.

Read full article here: https://reciprocoach.com/coaching-research#!#152

Written by Kerryn Griffiths, PhD, PCC and Global ReciproCoach Coordinator


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